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MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department provides an in-depth education in engineering principles built on mathematics, computation, and the physical and life sciences. Our faculty, students, and staff have helped develop the technologies and infrastructure of the information age—ranging from the Internet and search engines to cell phones, high-definition television, and optical tomography. EECS conducts research in the following principal areas:
At the interface of computation and the physical world, we study the fundamental sciences of systems, networks, and information, and their application to engineering design.
We focus on electronic circuits and systems, microprocessor-based control, and digital and analog signal processing, with an emphasis on design and practical implementation.
Applied Physics and Devices
We use the foundation and underlying principles of physics to enable the engineering of complex integrated systems.
Biomedical Sciences and Engineering:
Working at the cutting edge of engineering and medicine, our goal is to understand complex biological systems and engineer new systems that solve important biological problems.
Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
We study how to make computers see, hear, understand, plan and act in the world.
Computer Science (Systems)
We study the principles, design, and engineering of computer systems, both software and hardware.
Computer Science (Theory)
We study the inherent capabilities and limitations of computers: not just the computers of today, but any computers that could ever be built.